Narrative of a Child Analysis
The Conduct of the Psycho-Analysis of Children as Seen in the Treatment of a Ten Year Old Boy
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Narrative of a Child Analysis by The Melanie Klein Trust
Book DescriptionMelanie Klein gives a detailed account of the analysis of a ten year old boy, Richard. Klein describes the day to day course of the analysis interpreting Richard's drawing, play, verbal associations and reports of dreams. Also included is the reproduction of the drawings made by the patient, the analysis of which is elaborated in this text. This fascinating and deeply instructive case study shows the fluctuations which characterise a psycho-analysis and reveals the dynamics of the steps which eventually lead to progress in treatment. In a series of notes accompanying the clinical description, Melanie Klein comments upon the clinical material, linking the actual instances to more theoretical conclusions. In doing so, she has provided an invaluable guide to the technique of psycho-analysing children.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099752714
(199mm x 129mm x 34mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author The Melanie Klein Trust
Love, Guilt and Reparation, Paperback (August 1998)
This is a new edition of Melanie Klein's key work on child psychology, previously published by the Hogarth Press in 1975 and Virago in 1988. It contains a foreword by Dr Hanna Segal and explanatory notes by the Editorial Board of the Melanie Klein Trust. The book shows the growth of Klein's work and ideas between 1921 and 1945.
Envy and Gratitude, Paperback (November 1997)
A collection of Klein's writings from 1946 to 1960, including two papers published posthumously.
Psychoanalysis of Children, Paperback (November 1997)» View all books by The Melanie Klein Trust
This book demonstrates Klein's work in devising the techniques of child analysis. She made treatment of young children possible and threw light on psychological development in childhood and on the roots of adult neuroses and psychoses. Here she describes the theory and practice of her method.
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Author Biography - The Melanie Klein Trust
Melanie Klein was born in Vienna in 1882, the youngest of four children. At about fourteen she decided to study medicine. With her brother's help she learnt enough Greek and Latin to pass into the Gymnasium but her early engagement and subsequent marriage in 1903 brought a halt to her plans. Years later, discovering a booklet on dreams by Freud, she turned her attentions to psychoanalysis. At this time she was living in Budapest and began her own analysis with Ferenczi, who encouraged her interest in the analysis of children. In 1921 she moved to Berlin to continue her work with children, supported by Dr Karl Abraham, In 1926 she moved to London where she worked and lived until her death in 1960.
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